Breaking news interactive exercise

  • Event: 2019 Detroit TV Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Patti DiVincenzo of IRE and NICAR; Ashley Graham of WLNS-TV
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1:30pm
  • Location: See printed schedule for room information
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You can't know when breaking news will happen, but you can have a game plan to deal with it. We'll go over the basics, and then you’ll dive into the deep end as we cover a hypothetical breaking news event.

Speaker Bios

  • Patti DiVincenzo is a training director at IRE. She spent more than three decades working in TV stations across the country, starting in Topeka, Kansas and eventually landing at WSB-TV in Atlanta where she was an investigative producer and data specialist for 16 years. A long-time member of IRE, she joined the staff in February 2019.

  • Ashley is a reporter with WLNS-TV in Lansing, MI. A graduate of Emory University and Northwestern University, she found an interest in investigative reporting during her year with the Georgia News Lab. She completed an investigative internship with WSB-TV before working as a member of the Medill Justice Program while in Chicago. Ashley has covered elections, housing, crime, education and campaign finance through an investigative lens. @WLNSAshley

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